Kongo got up close and personal with more than 10,000 butterflies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park when he visited the Butterfly Jungle yesterday. They flit, flutter, float, flop, and fly about landing on everything including Kongo’s camera, his backpack, and even on his head! Above a Postman butterfly rests before looking for more nectar.Above a group of Zebra Long Wings flit about a bit of Egyptian Starflower looking for a place to land.
Above is an Orange Julia.
A Mimic Eggfly goes after a Pincushion flower.
The Butterfly Jungle is open until April 27. Between the hours of 10 AM and 2:45 you need a time ticket. But the tickets are free and it regulates the traffic in the Jungle so you can take the time to get your shots. You also have to get inspected twice before you are allowed to leave to make sure there aren’t any butterfly hitchhikers on you.
This is a very, very cool exhibit and fun for everyone. Kongo didn’t know that there were so many species of butterflies.
If you are in San Diego or plan to visit in the next week, you should add this to your list of things to see. Learn more about the Butterfly Jungle here.